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Confession Time! (Part I)

What many people do not know about me:

I do actually read spam mails. All of them.

It started when I was still employed at Bond University. Back then this was a daily routine: SPAM mail from the middle management, full of strangely ministerial buerocratic language, such as ... henceforth be advised ..., ...please be advisedth..., the Vice Chancellor in his infinite wisdom and his beauty wishes to advise to the general mortal populace..., etc.

But the hilariously amusing aspect in this idiocy had an unexpected effect on me:

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Turing vs. Gnirut Test

Alrighty, we now have the following tests:

  • Turing Test: Can a machine expose a behaviour which is indistinguishable from a human?

So what about the following spam:

Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 18:29:06 +0900 (JST)
From: "YOUR (ATM)SWIFT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT" <presidency_kkgbigbe_ngr200771@yahoo.co.jp>
Reply-To: presidency_office_ngr2@yahoo.de
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